21 October 2010
Syed Hussan, firstname.lastname@example.org, 416.465.5684
Macdonald Scott, email@example.com, 647.710.5046
Harper repeats past immigration blunders, targets migrants
Toronto -- Immigrant and refugee rights organization, No One Is Illegal-Toronto, insists that the ‘Preventing Human Smugglers from Abusing Canada’s Immigration System Act’ will further limit people's ability to migrate to Canada and should be immediately scrapped.
"With Canada slamming the door on refugee claimants applying from overseas, the only real way for people to come to Canada as refugees is to apply for status from within the country", explains Macdonald Scott, an immigration consultant and a member of the Immigration Legal Committee. "Applying for refugee status in Canada is enshrined in both Canadian and International law. By saying that it’s illegal, and an abuse of the system, Harper is trying to play us all for fools."